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CYCARE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND HEALTHCARE STRATEGIES ANNOUNCE A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- CyCare Practice Management, a business unit of CyCare Systems Inc., and Healthcare Strategies Inc., based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. have announced a strategic alliance to provide key services essential to any physician practice or management service organization within a 200-mile radius of Chicago.
 CyCare Practice Management is an outsourcing approach that provides business office management services for physician practices through its expertise in diagnostic/procedure coding, billing/collections, claims clearing/distribution services and third-party relations. Practice Management's strength lies in its ability to understand the client's needs and tailor the technology, information and manpower resources necessary to produce the results they expect at superior value.
 Colin Weesner, senior vice president for CyCare Practice Management states: "This strategic alliance is significant because it combines the strengths of both organizations in a way that will allow us to bring to this selected market the broadest and most comprehensive program of practice management services available to physician and hospital entities through a single source. This alliance is consistent with our mission to identify and select markets, applications, partnerships and services to generate significant growth for our business. We believe it is a win-win situation for both organizations."
 Garth Bostrom, president of Healthcare Strategies Inc., states: "Most importantly, this alliance provides a unique opportunity for physician groups. In today's healthcare environment, physicians are challenged by extremely competitive market forces. Physician groups need to respond quickly and effectively. CyCare and Healthcare Strategies will be there as key players, assisting physicians through the maze of healthcare delivery. The big winners in this association are clearly our mutual physician clients."
 Healthcare Strategies Inc., is a consulting firm which provides a wide range of practice management services to physician clients. By bringing together unique levels of expertise, Healthcare Strategies specializes in: organization of physician groups; third-party reimbursement optimization; managed care contracting; physician employment agreements; physician productivity standards; fee schedule analyses; accounts receivable management and practice operations. Healthcare Strategies is retained by physician groups to provide longterm practice management that allows the physicians to concentrate on the delivery of quality medical care.
 CyCare Systems Inc., is one of the nation's leading providers of information systems and services to the healthcare industry with over 4,800 customers, including medical group practices, physicians and dentists, and hospital-affiliated physician groups.
 Headquartered in Scottsdale, the company's product, sales and service centers are located in Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Detroit; Dubuque, Iowa; Houston; Long Island, N.Y.; Minneapolis; Portland, Ore; San Antonio; San Diego; and Woodland Hills, Calif.
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 /CONTACT: Kathy Schauer, director of Corporate Marketing of CyCare, 602-596-4370/
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